The International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is organizing a Preparatory Regional Meeting of Labour Statisticians for the 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS), on 2-4 May 2012 in Bangkok.
The meeting forms part of the activities that the ILO is organizing to promote the review and update of the international standards of statistics of economically active population,employment, unemployment and underemployment. The outcome of this review process, an updated draft statistical standard, will be presented for discussion and possible adoption at the 19th ICLS in 2013.
The main purpose of this Preparatory Regional Meeting is to bring the technical discussions to countries in Asia and the Pacific. Similar consultations will take place in other regions of the world. Specifically the meeting will inform participants about the review process in preparation for the 19th ICLS; present the current proposals for the review and update of the international standards of statistics of the economically active population, employment, unemployment and underemployment; and gather feedback and promote discussion among participants to generate new ideas and further refinements to the proposed draft revisions.